New Patrol boats for Puerto Princesa, Palawan

August 15, 2010
Dave and I drove our electric trikes over to Honda bay, Bgy. Santa Lourdes and got a sneak preview of the new patrol boats. The boats to the local government units is a joint project of the governments of the United States of America and the Philippines.

US envoy to turn-over 4 new patrol boats to Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
Written by admin News, Provincial News Aug 14, 2010

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY NEWS- A representative of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III and US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. are expected to lead the turn-over ceremonies scheduled on August 16 of four new patron gun boats (PGB) at the PNP-SBU headquarters in Barangay Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City.
The new patrol gun boats (PGB) compliment the expanding force tasked to keep illegal activities off Puerto Princesa City’s waters. FULL ARTICLE ONLINE
Smaller chase and rescue boats as well.

The new US donated PNP chaseboats - PNP Maritime Group

On August 16th, after the patrol boat turnover ceremony at Honda Bay in Sta. Lourdes, we met up with Mayor Edward Hagedorn, Governor Baham Mitra, and US Ambssador Thomas, at Badjao Seafront Restaurant situated in a mangrove forest. We found the new US Ambassador extremely affable and convivial!
At Badjao Seafront Restaurant after the turnover ceremony.
Front Left to Right: US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr., Diana Limjoco, Mayor Edward Hagedorn
Back left to right: Palawan Governor Baham Mitra, Helen Limjoco and EV consultant, Dave Dewbre

We were hoping to take the Ambassador for a ride in the etrike, but the day's schedule didn't allow for it. He said next time he was in town he would try them out.
To the left of the Electric Tricycle: Helen Limjoco and US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr
to the right of the Etrike- Etrike makers Diana J Limjoco and Dave Dewbre of Green Tech EcoCenter, Puerto Princesa

US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. with Electric Tricycle

All photos copyright Diana J. Limjoco 2010